Upcoming Rides:

Saturday, May 7, 10:00am
Clark Fork Frontage Ride (54 mi.) Meet at the Tarkio I90 exit at 10:00am. Ride the frontage road from Tarkio to St. Regis for lunch. Bring snacks and a picnic lunch.

Sunday, May 8, 9:00am
Bearmouth- Helmville (74 mi.) Carpool from Eastgate Center at 8:00am. Ride starts at 9:00am. Turn left off I 90 Exit 138 and park where the frontage road begins. At 9:00 am ride the frontage road into Drummond. After restroom and snacks at the Conoco, head out of Drummond on Highway 271 for a mile and a half before turning north under the freeway. 271 climbs moderately for a few miles then granny gears for 3/4 of a mile just before the summit. Descend gradually into Helmville and lunch at the Copper Queen Saloon before the return.

TOSRV West . June 4 - 5, 2016 


 Montana's Bicycle Touring Classic . 200 Cyclists

 Sponsored by: Missoulians On Bicycles 

The Tour of the Swan River Valley West (TOSRV West) is a two-day, 226 mile, challenging bicycle tour through western Montana's most scenic areas. It was established in 1970 as a recreational and social event rather than a race. Missoulians On Bicycles, the event organizer, provides food stops, baggage shuttle and overnight arrangements so that you can concentrate on enjoying the cycling. TOSRV West is modeled after the original TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) in Ohio. (www.tosrv.org)

On Saturday we'll ride up along the Blackfoot and Clearwater rivers to Seeley Lake for lunch and then on to Bigfork for dinner and overnight. On Sunday we'll ride alongside Flathead Lake and south along the Mission Mountains to return to Missoula - the classic,scenic TOSRV West.

Available again for 2016: A bus shuttle will run from Bigfork to Missoula on Saturday, June 4. The bus will leave Bigfork at 7:30PM and arrive at the University of Montana campus at approximately 10:00PM. The bus shuttle provides a one-day ride option for those with time constraints or competing obligations and will haul bikes and luggage as well. In addition to transporting those with reservations, seats may be available for riders with mechanical/physical challenges on Saturday evening on a first-come, first served basis. The shuttle will run only if we have a minimum of 10 riders signed up in advance. Cost for the shuttle is $25.00, payable in advance on your TOSRV registration form.

TOSRV West is also an annual fundraiser for our club, a non-profit group established to promote bicycling in western Montana. In the past we have made donations to: Adventure Cycling Association, Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation, Friends to Youth, Missoula Bike/Ped Office, Watson Children's Center, Camp Mak-A-Dream, Hellgate Radio Club, Potomac 4-H Club, Seeley Lake Senior Citizens Center, Bigfork Elementary School, Potomac Community Center, Arlee Fire Department, Ronan Boy Scouts, Condon Community Center, and Arlee Girl Scouts.

We hope you enjoy this Montana Classic as much as we enjoy sponsoring it. View more history on the event.

Tour Director Tim Marchant bike@tosrvwest.org.

Ride details  & registration


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2016 Sponsors:

Abby Carpet

Campus Quick Copy

Le Petit Outre


Break Espresso

Montana BMW Club